Travel Blogs from Fiordland, New Zealand

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Kepler Track, Milford Road, Fiordland, South Island, New Zealand travel blog

Kepler Track

A travel blog entry by jawad

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Lazy morning enjoying our breakfast, didn't leave backpackers until about 11am Drove to end of Kepler Track and commenced a 26km day walk to Rocky Point and back. The lakeside views from the M hut were breathtaking, but alas the sandflies kept us ...

Oh bugger, Fiordland, New Zealand travel blog

Oh bugger

A travel blog entry by wordsworths

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Well, where do we start? The pelting rain? The pelting rain that turned to snow flakes? The little snow flakes that turned to pelting snow? The pelting snow that decided to settle on the most dangerous of mountain roads (that we happened to be driving ...

Pouring like hell, sounds like heaven, Milford Sound, Fiordland, South Island, New Zealand travel blog

Pouring like hell, sounds like heaven

A travel blog entry by idarich

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... landlady at Possum Lodge, the cute little lakeside campsite we checked into, was extremely helpful and recommended a smaller outfit called Fiordland Cruises, who were charging $130 for the day on a small boat taking only 14 passengers. We liked the sound ...

Nut Stops, The Milford Track, Fiordland, New Zealand travel blog

Nut Stops

A travel blog entry by scottwoz

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'...the track along the bank of the Clinton is undoubtedly entitled to take rank as one of the most romantic bush walks in New Zealand, or for the matter of that, in the wide world. At every step of the way fresh vistas of exceeding beauty open up ...

H2O Heaven, The Milford Track, Fiordland, New Zealand travel blog

H2O Heaven

A travel blog entry by scottwoz

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... that my waterproof jacket was going to do its job and once again, as is so easily done, I'd overlooked the ferocity of the New Zealand weather. I guess it's times like these that provide a realistic road test for your gear. Maybe mine had just seen its ...

Back at the Ranch, The Milford Track, Fiordland, New Zealand travel blog

Back at the Ranch

A travel blog entry by scottwoz

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... - Sandfly Point, 18km We are completely knackered. Today, we have dragged our heavy feet across 18 kilometres of undulating native Fiordland bush. We've chugged slowly across the breadth of the Milford Sound in an old transporter boat with the sun ...

The Pyramids of New Zealand, Fiordland, New Zealand travel blog

The Pyramids of New Zealand

A travel blog entry by tom_hollie_2010

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... the sound exploring the peaks, waterfalls, sheer rocky cliffs and NZ's best nature including the Mirror Lakes. Coming to New Zealand and missing out on Milford Sound is like going to Egypt and not seeing the Pyramids. Milford Sound receives ...

Ata Whenua, Fiordland, New Zealand travel blog

Ata Whenua

A travel blog entry by scottwoz

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... , it's a film about the Fiordlands. Here's how they describe it:- 'Ata Whenua - Shadowland brings you the Fiordland World Heritage Status Wilderness you would otherwise never see. Mysterious, evocative, exhilarating and utterly spectacular, filmed ...

The Pepper Tree Man, The Milford Track, Fiordland, New Zealand travel blog

The Pepper Tree Man

A travel blog entry by scottwoz

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... friendly smile. We swapped the small talk and became acquainted. He's from Coventry and is thoroughly enjoying his holiday in New Zealand. He was totally, totally full of the place and couldn't believe I'd been here eighteen months. 'Jammie bugger' ...

Cruising the sounds, Fiordland, New Zealand travel blog

Cruising the sounds

A travel blog entry by vicki

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From Queenstown it was on for 2 days exploring the Fiordland, one of New Zealand's most untouched areas. Day 1 was Milford Sound, and although it is actually only about 70km as the crow flies from Queenstown, there are some rather inconvenient ...

To Hell and Back, Kepler Mountains, Fiordland, New Zealand travel blog

To Hell and Back

A travel blog entry by scottwoz

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... equipment) and also that this was a rare opportunity under the current circumstances. I accepted. The Kepler Track is one of New Zealand's great walks and one of three located around the Fiordlands. 'This 67km, four-to five-day walk in Fiordland ...

Milford Sound. Getting there was half the fun, Fiordland, New Zealand travel blog

Milford Sound. Getting there was half the fun

A travel blog entry by byrnedm

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... car. It was then we decided to enquire into the possibility of hiring a camper van for the remained of our time in New Zealand. Once a traveller, always a traveller! Although we had really enjoyed the bus rides we had taken thus far in New Zealand (we ...

The Milford Track, Fiordland, New Zealand travel blog

The Milford Track

A travel blog entry by celia_eggleston

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Prisoners on our own ship!!, Fiordland National Park, New Zealand travel blog

Prisoners on our own ship!!

A travel blog entry by foxycruiser

... of the ship is scary and walking around is an effort. Suffice to say, we are enroute to Australia. We are still going up the New Zealand coast and the "locals" tell me the Tasman sea is far worse. If we should have to abandon ship, I'm grabbing my Cadbury ...

A Float in Doubtful Sound, Fiordland National Park, New Zealand travel blog

A Float in Doubtful Sound

A travel blog entry by uclajules

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... coach which took us over the Wilmot Pass finally arriving in Deep Cove marina on Doubtful Sound where we boarded the Fiordland Navigator. The boat held 70 guests in a combination of room configurations. We sprung for the private room....couldn't quite ...

Tramping, Fiordland National Park, New Zealand travel blog

Tramping

A travel blog entry by stoutadventures

They say you want it to rain while in Fiordland National Park. Today we confirmed that theory. The rain started just before midnight and continued through the night until 3pm. Because we had a relitivly short hike ahead of us today we slept in and at ...

Campervan: Fox - Wonaka - Queenstown - Te Anua, Fiordland, New Zealand travel blog

Campervan: Fox - Wonaka - Queenstown - Te Anua

A travel blog entry by chrisgclark

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... the walk there was a Gala apple tree so I stocked up on free fruit!  After lunch we drove along New Zealand's highest road, highway 6 to Queenstown, at just over 1000m (higher than England's highest peak).   Queenstown looked ...

Lord of the Rings Land!, Fongorn Forest, Fiordland, Milford Sound, New Zealand travel blog

Lord of the Rings Land!

A travel blog entry by vicksanddan

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... do tomorrow on the Hollyford Track. I also got bit on the bum by a sandfly today (Not Happy). Saturday 5th November 2005 Fiordland, Milford Sound We got up extra early this morning to get ready for a full day of walking on the Hollyford Track, on ...

Fiordland December 9-15, Fiordland, New Zealand travel blog

Fiordland December 9-15

A travel blog entry by rodandshannon

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... , due to the difference in the boat, and our activities on the two sounds. Oh, forgot to mention that we saw a penguin - a fiordland crested penguin, or a tawaki, which the dive shop is named after. He was so cute hopping around on the rocks. After our ...

Hiking The Kepler Track, Fiordland, New Zealand travel blog

Hiking The Kepler Track

A travel blog entry by justin.smith

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... , and one I haven’t really experienced in a meaningful way since high school. This has definitely been one of my favorite New Zealand experiences to date.   I’ve got a couple days to spend back in Queenstown, then I’m flying back to ...

Te Anau -> Milford Sounds -> Queenstown, Fiordland National Park, New Zealand travel blog

Te Anau -> Milford Sounds -> Queenstown

A travel blog entry by serenepoon

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... to catch the 10am "Discover Milford Sounds" cruise. Our Discover Milford journey at Te Anau travel through the Fiordland National Park, a region rich with dense rainforest, lakes and waterfalls cascading from rugged mountain peaks. Pass through the ...

Fiordland -Doubtful Sound,lakes Manipouri & TeAnau, Fiordland National Park, New Zealand travel blog

Fiordland -Doubtful Sound,lakes Manipouri & TeAnau

A travel blog entry by catherinemoldau

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... Sound overnight cruise came highly recommended by family members and did not disappoint, in fact we were completely blown away by Fiordland. The weather, when it mattered, was spectacular; in between cruises it has been windy, showery, and the morning of ...

Caples-Routeburn Walks, Fiordland, New Zealand travel blog

Caples-Routeburn Walks

A travel blog entry by celia_eggleston

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Easter Sunday on Milford Sound, Fiordland National Park, New Zealand travel blog

Easter Sunday on Milford Sound

A travel blog entry by katieb

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... down and backwards sign on its surface. Very cool. Finally we arrived at a huge, rough looking one lane tunnel (evidently in New Zealand the road crews can't be bothered to build two lanes for tunnels or bridges - forcing one direction to stop and ...

easter in autumn, Fiordland and Dunedin, New Zealand travel blog

easter in autumn

A travel blog entry by daniellej

... than other hikers, but we ate a curry feast and had whiskey and cokes, while everybody else had tea and noodles, ha! Fiordland is famous for being ridiculously wet, as they get metres of precipitaion every year, but the weather was perfect and sunny all ...

Routeburn and Hollyford Tracks, Fiordland, New Zealand travel blog

Routeburn and Hollyford Tracks

A travel blog entry by aaron-dana

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...    We ended up finding a side road that took us right up to a small river.  We woke to very strong winds but still beautiful views.  We are now in Queenstown (Starbucks) making plans for the rest of our time here in New Zealand.   ...

Routeburn Trek, Fiordland, New Zealand travel blog

Routeburn Trek

A travel blog entry by danielfernandez

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... large amounts of mist, wetting us just a bit, but making the hike more fun. Dehydrated food for dinner and a free bottle of New Zealand dessert wine from the ranger. Fast nourishing food for adventurers. Early night to rest up for a long day of tramping ...

Routeburn Trek, Fiordland, New Zealand travel blog

Routeburn Trek

A travel blog entry by danielfernandez

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10:00am was the latest leave time I set and its 15 till and Patrick has been packing since 8:00am.  A beautiful morning with good weather forecasted. It's hard to focus on the trail when my surroundings are so beautiful. A sub-alpine climb shows us our ...

Grey days at Milford Sound, Fiordland, New Zealand travel blog

Grey days at Milford Sound

A travel blog entry by daveandnat

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The Doubtful Sound of Music, Fiordland, New Zealand travel blog

The Doubtful Sound of Music

A travel blog entry by graeme_sarah

... swimming around as we ate our tasty packed lunch. The fiords on the West Coast were one of the big draws to New Zealand for us and this certainly didn't disappoint - they really have to be seen to be believed. The weather looked ...

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